Happy birthday to ellen_kushner!
Hello to new reader crowfaery!
State of the 'Song
Oof. Migraine + waking up feeling like I had twenty-pound weights strapped to various parts of me. Clear message from the body. Popped Excedrin, went back to bed, and am fighting towards functionality. Thank goodness this is the last day of this weather, because it's been kicking my ass for a week and a half.
No, Really, I'm Shy.
Seriously. All the time. Once I'm comfortable with you and feel like I know you and can extrapolate your reactions to stuff, I'm totally fine, but drop me in a room with a bunch of strangers and I am miss silent wallflower. The one exception is when I'm on BARCC business, because then I have a Thing what I am an Expert in to Discuss.
Please do pass the link around! We really do need to sell a bunch more tickets! *nudge*
* New XKCD map of online communities.
* Trailer for Julie Taymor's The Tempest, starring Helen Fucking Mirren as Prospera.
* Lighthouse libraries.
* October Leaves: a story written on leaves, yes, literally, by Michael Swanwick. (Who I'm sharing a TOC with this quarter.)
Researchers discover new class of objects encoded within the genome.
Now more rest.